145 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton, CT, 06853
Phone: 203-866-2744 | Email: rowart@snet.net

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12am to 5pm
Sunday 1pm to 4pm (Closed Jan-Mar)
Monday Closed

Welcome to RAC's Gallery

We’re open 6 days a week (the gallery is closed on Sunday and Monday from January through March) and admission is free.

Drop by our light, airy first-floor gallery to explore stimulating high-quality art that changes each month.

  • Stroll around or have a seat on our comfortable benches and reflect on the artwork.
  • Bring lunch to enjoy on our deck overlooking the scenic Five Mile River.
  • Meet our artists and other art lovers during the free reception for each exhibit and show.

During the course of a year we display diverse woOrks in all media – acrylic, computer art, drawings, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, prints, sculpture and watercolor.

Our goal is to provide maximum exposure for the talents of RAC members. Six exhibitions include 40-80 works exclusively by RAC exhibiting members … all members and the public have the opportunity to be juried into three other exhibits … and the first exhibit each year features artwork by RAC instructors and students.

2015 Exhibition Calendar

NEXT EXHIBITION RECEPTION:
"Beyond Brushwork" (digital art, drawings, mixed media, pastels, prints)
SUNDAY, March 1, 2015 ... 4:00-6:00 pm
free

Current Exhibition: "Inspiration"

through March 28

This exhibition features 69 works by 47 RAC exhibiting artist members -- digital art, drawings, mixed media, pastels and prints. 

Best In Show for was awarded to Joel Sobelson of Weston for his pastel “Back in Bed.” Other award winners are (by medium) are Digital Art - 1st Pierre Lahoussois (Rowayton), 2nd Richard Tedeschi (Cos Cob), 3rd Kirsti Holtan (Stamford); Drawings - 1st Michael Brennecke (Westport), 2nd Sean Murtha (Norwalk), 3rd Keith Appleby (Rowayton), honorable mention Maria Formosa (Riverdale, NY);  Mixed Media - 1st Kendall Klingbeil (Pound Ridge, NY), also winner of the Gale Parsons Memorial Award for Mixed Media, 2nd Carolyn Lyngholm (Cos Cob), 3rd Ishita Bandyo (Branford), honorable mention Tetiana Chaboryk (Ridgefield), Hu Lindsay (Norwalk), Gregg Welz (Norwalk); Pastels - 1st Veronica Cassell-Vaz (Shelton), 2nd James Ryan (Greenwich), 3rd Sandra Camner (Stamford), honorable mention Joanne Davidson (Westport), Margaret Esme Simon (Greenwich); Prints - 1st Betty Ball (Rowayton), 2nd Kathy Draper (Wilson Point), 3rd Erin Jenkins (Norwalk), honorable mention Hanneke Goedkoop (Rowayton).

Juror: Tom Brenner
“The quality of the work in this exhibition is uniformly excellent! From beautifully realized representational images to highly expressive abstractions, every piece merits a lengthy exploration on the part of the viewer.

“The idea behind the exhibition – brushless images – has resulted in an eclectic display of visual freshness and originality. The looser, more gestural pieces reflect a firm, underlying grasp of aesthetics and technique, while the more ‘traditional’ works project an invigorating directness.

“Given the relatively intimate scale of the exhibition, I was struck by how difficult it was to narrow my selection of award winners. I’d like to express my admiration for the team who hung the artwork. It is no small feat to coordinate such a varied assortment of media, approaches and colors. The exhibit looks terrific!“